A Girl in LA’s first holiday gift guide is here! All things beauty features a vast selection of makeup, skincare, and haircare favorites—from limited edition kits, to our go-to brands, all in a variety of price points. Throughout the holiday season we’ll be posting themed gift guides for everyone on your list, so bookmark this page to stay in the loop! 1. Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 | Anastasia Beverly Hills | $60 2. The Cosmetics Case | $58 + The Mesh Pouch Trio | $24 (Béis) 3. Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick | Nars | $34 4. Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar | Ciaté
It’s that time of the year when a number of us will set out on a summer adventure—from traveling to a tropical oasis, taking a trip abroad, to going on a weekend getaway. Having just returned from a trip to Arizona and now planning my vacation to the East Coast shoreline later on this summer, these trips motivated me to research the best travel size products. I took a lot of things into consideration like personal experience, bang for your buck, and what others are saying. This curated list of TSA-approved products includes literally everything you’ll need, from kits that have a variety of mini
It’s the time of the year when I start to get excited about cookouts, pool parties, outdoor movies, and bonfires on the beach. I switch my makeup and nail polish to lighter shades and go on a sundress and denim cutoffs shopping spree. With that comes a shift in my hairstyle. Each spring I head to the salon to have my blonde locks highlighted. The combination of a beachy blonde shade and a sun-kissed tan is something I look forward to every summer. I reached out to Los Angeles based hair stylist, Lauren Jones—the go-to for anything blonde—and asked her 12 often overlooked questions on
The other day my friends and I were having a discussion on our beauty philosophies. We talked about what treatments and products we felt were worth the splurge versus which ones we’d rather save our money on. I couldn’t believe our difference in opinions. This conversation got me curious about what other women think is important enough to splurge on. Here’s my list that covers hair, skincare, makeup, grooming, and extras like self-tanning, and supplements. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you feel is splurge-worthy, and any tips you have to saving money when it comes to your beauty regime. Hair Care Haircuts
When it comes to seasonal trends, I usually put more effort into updating my closet than I do with my beauty routine. This year I did some research and looked for new beauty trends, which lead me to discover so many unique looks I can‘t wait to try. I started with makeup inspiration and fell in love with colorful eyeliner, dewy skin, bronzed cheeks, and rose gold eye makeup. Next up was looking for new hair trends. My go-to style consists of stepping out of the shower, applying leave in conditioner and serum, and then letting my hair air dry. This creates effortless beachy waves,
Behind the Salon is an independent haircare line under the YUKO brand. Products are distributed wholesale to salons and also available for retail sale. All products are sulfate free with natural ingredients. The purpose of the hair care line is to allow consumers to obtain a salon experience from the comfort of their own homes. Yuko are the originators of the Japanese Hair Straightening System. The system works by breaking down hair bonds through a chemical process. Hair is then straightened to leave it pin straight, however, the process is tedious and timely. Yuko has perfected the process to protect, condition, and restore damaged hair.
Maple Holistics saved my hair! Finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner that gives my hair the moisture it lacks is difficult. If you’re like me, dry hair is a problem. Moving to Los Angeles impacted my hair tremendously. The water here is dry and my hair had only been exposed to soft water. I discovered Maple Holistics because I was given a sample of their Natural Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner to review. Before I get started on how amazing the products are, let me provide you some info on the brand. What is Maple Holistics? Maple Holistics is a brand based in Farmingdale, New
I had been searching for the perfect curling wand for a long ass time when I came across Vanity Planet’s Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand. I went from wearing my hair straight to curling it regularly because with this wand it’s so easy and the curls actually last. I also love how it comes with a glove so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning your hand. Choose between two different sizes, 1” and 1.25”, both retail for $49.99. Ohh, and if you’re not 100% satisfied (but trust me, you will be), Vanity Planet offers a 60-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Here’s more
Every summer I find a new line of beauty products that really stand out among the rest. This year it’s Bare Republic’s Eco-friendly skin and hair care line. What I love about them this the fact that they smell great, they’re vegan friendly, they’re made with organic ingredients and they work wonders. Here’s a little bit about two of my favorites… Eco-Active Hair care UV Protecting Dry Shampoo – 3oz, $14 I’ve been searching for the “perfect” dry shampoo for a long time. I’ve tried many well-known brands and every time I’ve been very disappointed. Most all of them have come in an aerosol can
Beauty Blunders is a four part series focused on bringing you the quick fixes to your worst beauty crimes. In this article we focus on hair disasters. From over processed hair, to hair product overload, we got you covered. When you think you’re seriously screwed we’ll show you what you can do to fix them. Over Processed Hair A few years ago I went to my regular salon, (where my hair always came out great) but this time my stylist left the foils on too long. As soon as I got home I noticed breakage all around my face, and it wasn’t just a few strands.